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China backs Serbia amid clashes in Kosovo involving NATO troops
short by Disha Jana / on Tuesday, 30 May, 2023
China has backed Serbia for safeguarding "its sovereignty and territorial integrity" after clashes broke out between ethnic Serbs and NATO peacekeeping troops in Kosovo. Around 30 NATO troops sustained injuries in attacks following elections, boycotted by Serbs, wherein ethnic Albanian mayors took office in northern Kosovo. Notably, China doesn't recognise Kosovo's 2008 independence from Serbia.